"After all, there are some very evident, but perhaps largely overlooked, similarities between the two traditions. Foremost, perhaps, are the very similar structures of the Greek Alpha-beta and the Hebrew Aleph-bet. The names of the letters are almost identical. And both alphabets have letters that are also used as numerals, thereby through gematria giving unto words and sentences also a numerical value or "vibration" in a mystical sense."
I believe I read somewhere that the Greek alphabet was intentionally taken directly from the Phoenician alphabet when they first started writing Greek. Since the Phoenician language was a semitic language, I'm guessing that explains the "A" "B" similarities.
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